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and the austerity he is putting in place has caused the economy to be really slow. >> a lot of tax increases over there in europe. we look at this austerity bit. i want to talk about this for a second. >> i want to get back to the budget then. >> talk about what is happening in washington. you know, economics discussed on tv or on the internet or on twitter, it's so depressing, because people really don't know what they are talking about and they just sort of boil it down and there is this belief through the years, that tax cuts are not a tool used. of course, tax cuts are a tool used and tax increases something that traditional are against in bad times. we hear about austerity across great britain and we never hear about the tax increases. when you talk about the fact they cut and slash spending at the same time they hike taxes, it really was a formula made to fail. >> spending cuts and tax increases both take money out of the economy and slow the economy and, yes, they create this idea of austerity. but, look. it's a balancing problem. on the one hand you need to deal with it budgets and defici
. if the economy hobbles along and don't get me wrong, the markets are roaring, we've had a few days where it has slowed just a bit. but the average american, the pedestrian middle class family how well are they doing? how confident are they? and if the economy slows for them, the prospects for immigration reform, i don't believe are nearly as high, if you don't get what mark has been saying now for over two weeks. the sequencing done right on this cut spending cuts and tax reform. things sound great and they're moving along now. but joe, as we talked about earlier, you're going to have reticent democrats. and even key congressional races who are going to slow down a bit and saying, look, i want immigration and guns dealt with, what are we doing about the economy and the budget, the debt, and tax reform? >> and this is, richard haas, you can only push people so far, i mean, not the republicans' best friend. this weekend said democrats you're about to lose me. i pay 40% federal, 15%. well, i hear we have it cued up. let's go. this is bill maher this weekend. >> -- actually do pay the freight in th
like now vicious cuts were going to destroy america's economy and all of the things they are predicting now they predicted back in 1995. they were wrong then and they are wrong now. >> as kelly just mentioned senate democrats unveiled their plan for the budget. patty murray greeted the president over lunch on tuesday. it calls for raising tax revenue by 1 trillion and slashing spending by 175 million. >> harold is smiling. >> stop shaking your head. what is up? how would you like to be a democrat going back to the people of tennessee i raised your taxes a trillion dollars? >> how are they doing it? >> i shake my head. if you're a pedestrian and watching this, this is willie's question. this is where we were six months ago, three months ago. i have great respect for senator murray and i believe she believes in their budget but they have to come together because i'm not sure shs any different. paul ryan's too. how do you examine to abolish after you had an election? >> these are political documents. paul ryan's document is a political document more than an economic document, telling ameri
politics a long time and the kind of performance in the recent years with the economy. everybody is frustrated. that is the good news scenario. the bad news scenario we literally fix it and we relive 2008. >> can i ask a question as conservatives especially focus on the issue of deficit and what we are going to do about it and it becomes a rallying cry. where was that rhetoric when we were involved in two wars and paying for them on a credit card and having two major tax cuts put in place? iraq war is one of the first wars we haven't had a war tax. where was that fiscal responsibility a decade ago? >> missing. and i'm the wrong person to ask this. because i said famously in budget circles. it's a big crowd. in three the party is over, people get it and not spend any more money and ten years later, i was dead wrong. we lost our rudder somewhere. that's something that america actually stuck to and lived by and served america well 200 years. since then we have developed big problems. >> i also illusion the war would pay for itself and be resolved within six months and up and running
of the economy. the senate democratic budget recognizes none of this. partisan and in setone and complacent in substance it scores points against the republicans and re'assures the party's liberal base. in short this document gives voters no reason to -- >> with us from washington is david growing of "meet the press." that was. "the washington post" saying tough things about the democratic budget but let's commend. i'm commending democrats today and i -- let's commend the democrats for putting out a budget. because this is where we start the conversation and the conversation starts with two budgets that are both dead on arrival. but it's at least a starting point. >> i do think this return to regular order which speaker boehner has talked a lot about makes sense here. we have now seen, what, the last couple of years where republican leaders are really -- john boehner and negotiating directly with president obama is not working so why not let congress do its job and come up with competing visions of america's fiscal future and let them try to hash that out without the white house always bein
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